Artificial intelligence is capable of many things, and now it looks like AI could potentially given screenwriters a run for their money. There is a movie that has been launched on Kickstarter called “Impossible Things”, and while movies seeking funding isn’t exactly new, what makes this project so unique is that the script was co-written by AI.
According to the project’s creators, “We use something called Natural Language Processing (NLP) to do that. By training our A.I. on thousands of plot summaries and correlating movies to their box office performance, we’ve developed an A.I. that is smart enough to recognize the correct plot patterns that map successful movie box office performance.”
Basically the AI knows what works and what doesn’t, and tries to craft a script that it believes will “work”. Of course there’s more to a movie than just the script. There is also the directing and the acting, all of which contributes to the movie’s overall quality, but we suppose with the AI knowing what we as humans enjoy, maybe that’s one area that producers won’t have to worry about.
“Impossible Things” is a horror movie because that’s what we need, AI to learn what scares the bejeebers out of us. Joking aside, if you are interested you can head on over to its Kickstarter page to pledge your support, or watch the video above for the movie’s trailer.